Unrelated to crafting but very much related to domestic Goddesshood

Made fudge this morning and realized almost all the fudge recipes out there call for corn syrup and/or marshmallow, which in my opinion, make the fudge too sweet. So I make my grandmother’s fudge which is easy and contains only 5 ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Melt the butter and mix the cocoa in with it then add the sugar and milk. Heat to a boil, stirring occassionally to avoid burning the chocolate. Let it heat to the soft ball stage (about 235F or when a small amount dropped into ice water forms a soft ball). Then take it off the heat, add the vanilla and beat it until your arm feels like it’s going to fall off and you can comfortably touch the bottom of the pan (do not let it fudge in the pan), then pour it into a well buttered 8″ dish and stick it in the fridge for an hour. Cut it into squares and allow to chill for a bit longer or enjoy it right then.
    It’s not quite as soft and squishy as the fudge you buy in the store but it is very chocolatey and good. Like most candy, it is best to make on a day without a lot of humidity.

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